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Racism is of “immediate local importance”

(Images courtesy of Annie Spratt, Benjaminrobyn Jespersen, and the City of Mill Valley; illustration by Benjy Wall-Feng)
And Mayor Sashi McEntee’s dismissal of Black Lives Matter is far from the only evidence.
June 8, 2020
And Mayor Sashi McEntee’s dismissal of Black Lives Matter is far from the only evidence.

SMCSD presents desegregation plan

(Katharine Owen)
April 8, 2020
The draft plan would provide pre-K, dual-language, and after-school programs, and outlines a commitment to hiring teachers of color.

Living with “deselixya”

(Tenaya Tremp)
November 18, 2019
Coming of age with an educational burden that can leave people behind.

EDITORIAL: The Tam News on Kavanaugh

EDITORIAL: The Tam News on Kavanaugh
October 18, 2018

In the wake of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, many Tam students are feeling disillusioned with the current state of our political system. A trial held in the Supreme court should not be subject to senseless...

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September 20, 2018

My grandma stands at four feet eleven inches and sports a short, close-cropped salt and pepper haircut. Her skin is darker than most other Japanese Americans, a reminder of her upbringing on a small farm...

Let’s Talk About Sex

Let's Talk About Sex
April 28, 2018

10 weeks after Nia and her partner decided to have sex for the first time, she found out that she was pregnant. Nia had only two options — have the child or have an abortion.   Nia is a current...

…And (Quality) Education For All

...And (Quality) Education For All
March 31, 2017

Four years ago, when senior Tre’chaun Berkley first came to Tam from Martin Luther King Jr. Academy, he was nervous. “I felt that I wasn’t ready. Coming from a class with 11 students to a class with...

EDITORIAL: Staying Above the Influence

EDITORIAL: Staying Above the Influence
February 24, 2015

In the aftermath of the December drunk-driving accident, allegedly caused by a student that resulted in injuries to senior Conor Wynne-Parry and junior Nick Goldman, members of the community expressed...

EDITORIAL: Beyond Fractions

EDITORIAL: Beyond Fractions
November 1, 2014

As portrayed in this month’s feature, Tam’s Running for Change program aims to assist kids that are struggling either academically or in life, and help them use running as a tool to better themselves....

EDITORIAL: Different Forms of Success

EDITORIAL: Different Forms of Success
June 11, 2014

With graduation on the horizon, there is palpable tension surrounding the oft-asked question “What are you doing next year?” A common assumption at such a high-achieving high school is that all seniors...

Tam Students Advance to National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalist List

Tam Students Advance to National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalist List
November 21, 2013

Five Tam students are National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalists this year. Seniors August Kiles, Reed Sawyers, Grace Lightner, Aubrey Dority, and Tam News reporter Haydn Wall received the honor. In order...

Playing Along: Why some students succumb to gender stereotypes and others don’t

Playing Along: Why some students succumb to gender stereotypes and others don’t
October 24, 2013

Senior Lauren Killingsworth grew up in a household where gender did not determine her interests. “For me, growing up with two brothers, basically all I played with was legos and construction toys [...]...

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